Aspen is known as much for its vast mountains and prime ski and snowboard conditions, as for their aprés ski life.
After a morning and/or afternoon of skiing, it’s de rigueur to walk around the town of Aspen to shop, sip and/or see and be seen.
Below is my little e-black book of favorite shops, restaurants, and cold weather activity suggestions.
Gorsuch Ski Cafe
Paradise Bakery & Cafe
Element 47 (fantastic avocado toast)
Local Coffee House
Casa Tua – Italian Cuisine
Duemani Ristorante – Contemporary Italian
Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzaria
The Wild Fig – A European Brasserie (my favorite)
Matsuhisa – Japanese and Sushi
Kenichi – Sushi and Asian Cuisine
Ellina – Contemporary Italian – American Cuisine
French Alpine Bistro – Creperie – Be sure to book a table in their charming covid friendly outdoor setup
W Hotel Rooftop – for lunch and incredible views
Tips – Reserve as much in advance as possible because of current 50% capacity restrictions.
Also take note of their 24-hour cancellation policy.
COS Bar – Luxury multi beauty brand retailer
Kemo Sabe – Western apparel and accessories
Aspen Hatter – A recent discovery and my new favorite spot for custom handmade hats
Aviator Nation – Colorful puffers, sweats, and Pray For Snow tees
Performance Ski – Luxury fashion ski/snowboard wear and accessories
Explore Booksellers– Charming bookstore
02 Aspen – Highly curated fitness and athleisure wear selection
Ralph Lauren Boutique
Aspen Eclectic Toy Store – Old fashion candy + charming old school toy store
Aspen Mountain Snowshoe Tour
Dog Sledding Tours
Hike Smugglers Mountain Trail or Hunter Creek Trail
Yoga/Pilates at 02 Aspen
Spa Services at The Little Nell
Book your reservations in advance to secure a spot at your preferred time.
Layer accordingly to the weather, bring hiking boots. You can also rental essential gear from the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System.
Check out The Little Nell Blog for more suggestions and activities for the Non-Skier
Chanel La Crème Main
Le Paradis Bananan Lip Balm
Erbaviva Hand Sanitizer
Patchology Illuminating Eye Gels
Kai Body Cream
R + Co Bleu De Luxe Reparative Shampoo & Conditioner
La Mer The Radiant Skin Tint SPF 30
Tip: Keep your skin/hair moisturized/hydrated on and off the mountain:
Shop beauty here:
Ski/Snowboard Accessories & Essentials:
White + Warren Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie
Gucci Striped Wool Lamé Hat
Moncler Wool Beanie With Fox Fur Pom
Falke Wool Blend Ski Socks
Hot Chillys Crew Neck & Tights
Fleece Neck Warmer
Merell Hiking Boots
Shop accessories & essentials here:
Please feel free to add your favorites in the comment section below!
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